The New Localism: How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism
A panel of experts joined the Council to discuss "new localism," which has the potential to solve many of the challenges facing modern societies.
About this event
In what has been dubbed the “age of cities” where does the real power for change lie? While governments at the national level are encumbered by partisanship and budgetary challenges, cities have unleashed their dominance in driving innovation and growth on the world stage. This new concentration of power in urban centers, what Katz and Nowak describe as the “new localism,” has the potential to solve many of the challenges facing modern societies: economic growth, social inclusion, the challenge of diversity, and environmental sustainability. But, as the power and autonomy of cities continues to grow, what are the potential drawbacks of the new power dynamic?
About the Speakers
Senior Program Director - Migration, The Walder Foundation
Juliana Kerr is the senior program director of migration at the Walder Foundation, and the former director of Global Cities at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
Bruce Katz is the coauthor of The New Localism: How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism. Previously he served as inaugural Centennial Scholar at Brookings Institution and as vice president and director of Brooking's Metropolitan Policy Program for 20 years.
Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, Drexel University
Jeremy Nowak is a distinguished visiting fellow at Drexel University's Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation. He's the founder of Reinvestment Fund, one of the largest community investment institutions in the United States.